Dinner / Whole30 / Paleo
Chicken parmesan is one of those classic dishes that everyone loves. Unfortunately, most of the traditional recipes aren't exactly the most healthy for you--and aren't even an option if you follow Whole30, Paleo or other similar plans.
The good news is that Whole30 Certified coach Hayley Lucero (@realfoodwithaltitude) has a preparation that is absolutely delicious, holds true to the flavors and textures you expect from chicken parmesan, and can be on the table in about 30 minutes!
2 organic boneless, skinless chicken breast
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup almond flour
1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
Salt and pepper (to taste)
1 handful fresh basil
2 cups marinara sauce
Add 2 Tbsp of olive oil to a skillet and heat over medium-high heat.
Place chicken breast in a gallon size bag and pound until about 1/2 inch thick.
Whisk the egg in a bowl. In another bowl combine almond flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
Put one chicken breast in the egg bowl and coat with egg. Let excess egg drip off and then immediately put the chicken in the almond flour mixture. Then carefully place the chicken breast in the skillet.
Repeat the above step for the second chicken breast.
Cook the chicken for about 5-8 minutes on each side or until cooked through. While the chicken is cooking, put your marinara sauce in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer.
Serve over your favorite kind of pasta (gluten-free, grain-free or veggie pasta). Pour 1 cup of marinara over each chicken breast, top with fresh basil and enjoy!!
To make this Whole30 compatible, serve over veggies, noodles or just by itself with some of your favorite veggies. For Paleo Friendly, you can serve over your favorite grain free pasta.
Hayley is a Whole30 Certified Coach who is a Colorado native. She has a bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition and a Masters in Health Promotion. She believes food is medicine and as a full time health coach, she loves helping people change their lifestyle to feel their best. When she is not working, you can find her doing all the “Colorado things”: skiing, snowboarding, hiking, working out or hanging with her new puppy.